When a show is dubbed "Earnest Efforts" it's fair to assume that the fighters on the show were going to be legitimately hard working fighters. Those looking to earn from their hard efforts and those looking to cement legacies. It's fair to say that in the main events, that's exactly what we got.
In the main feature on the show the long reigning WBC Atomweight champion Momo Koseki (17-2-1, 4) successfully retained her title with a decision victory over challenger Nora Cardoza (8-5-2, 4). The fight, which saw both women cut, was high paced and the sort of action that fight fans should love. Of course not just was it action packed but both had to dig deep in their effort to win.
If Koseki and Cardoza both fought hard it was nothing compared to the co-feature which saw Naoko Shibata (11-3, 3) finally claiming her first world title. The 32 year old, who was fighting in her third world title bout after two unsuccessful title tilts, narrowly over-came Alondra Garcia (8-1, 1) in another hard fought bout. Like in the main event blood was spilled with Shibata suffering a nasty cut over the left eye, but the Japanese fighter refused to be denied again in another fantastic fight that showed both women putting it on the line.
As well as the female feature bouts the card featured four other contests.
The action kicked off with the debut of both Fumiya Akao (1-0) and Shohei Niwa (0-1) with Akao coming out on top of a close decision over 4 rounds.
In the second bout of the show we saw the only stoppage of the whole card as Dragon Jun (5-10, 3) defeated Toshihiro Kurihara (6-7-1, 3) via second round TKO.
The first of two bouts scheduled for 8 saw Ryuji Yokoyama (10-1, 3) dominate the overmatched Yasuhiro Sakurai (6-16). It was difficult to give Sakurai more than a couple of rounds at a push as Yokoyama defended his Japanese national ranking.
Following Yokoyama's victory over Sakurai we had the second, and final, 8 rounder as Daisuke Yokoyama (15-5, 6) overcame Kazunari Fujisawa (9-11-4, 2). Like in the other 8 round contest the winner was clear to see with Yokoyama rightfully getting the decision.
Outside of the Japanese card there were several bouts of interest on international soil. One those bouts saw Russian youngster Konstantin Ponomarev (22-0, 11) stopping Rogelio Castaneda Jr (26-19-3, 8) in the third round of a contest that saw both men bloodied. In an other the Kazakh born Dimash Niyazov (4-0-1, 3) suffered a draw at the hands of Joaquin Chavez (6-10-3). The other contest saw Light Heavyweight Medzhid Bektemirov (13-0, 10) stopping William Johnson (10-33-2, 3) in the third round.
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